FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Department for Public Health is investigating vaccination-associated infections believed to be caused by contamination from a Mount Sterling-based company called “Locations Vaccinations.”
The company is operated in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.
The department says that individuals with vaccination-associated infections related to Locations Vaccinations have experienced redness, pain, tenderness, swelling, and the development of hard lumps/nodules at the injections site. They say that Location Vaccination has stopped administering immunizations, but it is still possible individuals previously vaccinated by this provider could develop an infection.
Symptoms may start from a few days after the vaccination to more than 12 weeks. Medical care is advised.
“If you received vaccine from this provider, we strongly encourage you to consider getting another round to ensure you are fully immunized and not at risk for contracting illness,” said Dr. Jeff Howard, DPH commissioner. “We believe negative side effects associated with this investigation to be linked to improper storage and handling of the vaccine. We want to emphasize that there is no evidence to suggest that there is an issue with the vaccine supply. The provider has stopped vaccinating and there is no continuing risk to the public.”
Those infected are encouraged to receive another round of the vaccination because the first may not have been effective.
Any businesses who believe Location Vaccination (or anyone representing this company) provided vaccination to their employees should notify their employees immediately and contact DPH at (502) 564-3418.